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  • Thursday ,06 December 2012

Egypt top cleric calls for restraint

by the Australian

Copts and Poliltical Islam


Thursday ,06 December 2012

Egypt top cleric calls for restraint

Sunni Islam's highest authority called for restraint and dialogue as violent clashes broke out in Cairo between rival camps in Egypt's latest political crisis.

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb urged "all Egyptians of all persuasions to exercise restraint and to recourse to peaceful and civilised dialogue," the state-run MENA news agency reported.